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Community Schools

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2003

The following is a list of Soldotna Community Schools classes and activities beginning this week. The list is printed as a reminder to preregistered participants. Anyone who is interested in a class but not preregistered should call the Soldotna Community Schools office at 262-6768.

Tuesday

There will be no classes or activities at Soldotna Middle School due to parent-teacher conferences.

Wednesday

Simple Floral Arranging with Vase with Carroll Knutson, master florist -- The class will cover the simple mechanics professional floral designers use to make vase arrangements. Participants should bring a vase (6 to 8 inches tall and 3 to 3.50 inches in diameter), a small knife and a floral bundle. The class is open to adults, and there is an eight-person minimum and 12-person maximum. It will meet from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in Soldotna Middle School room 6. The cost is $25 and includes some materials.

CPR with Diane M. Campbell, EMS trainer and Funny River Safety -- The class is taught according to American Heart Association Heartsaver standards. It is open to adults, and there will be a six-person minimum and 12-person maximum. Adult CPR will be covered from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and child and infant CPR will be from 8 to 10 p.m. The class will meet in Soldotna Middle School room 8. The cost is $40.

Thursday

First Aid with Diane M. Campbell, EMS trainer and Funny River Safety -- This Coast Guard-approved class is taught according to American Safety and Health Institute standards. It is open to teens and adults, and there is a six-person minimum and 10-person maximum. It will meet from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in Soldotna Middle School room 8. The cost is $40.

College Planning Strategies with Matthew Streiff, investment representative with Edward Jones Investments -- The class will cover topics such as establishing savings goals, understanding and comparing savings options, examining investment choices and exploring financial aid. It is open to adults 20 and older, and there is a 20-person maximum. The class will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Soldotna Middle School room 2. The cost is $5.

Saturday

There will a Stretching the Arts dinner and auction at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The fund-raiser will benefit the After the Bell program. Participants will be able to preview auction items starting at 5 p.m. A Cajun dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the call auction will start at 6:30 p.m. Donations are needed for the silent auction, bucket auction and call auction. For more information or to make a donation, call Ginger at 262-7516.

Sunday

Alaska Concealed Carry and the Law with Rod Christopher, Roy Gordon, Chuck Bartolini and Phil Nash of the Peninsula Weapons Academy -- The class will cover firearm safety, handgun operation, firearms and the law, cleaning and storage of firearms, selecting a handgun for self defense, handgun shooting fundamentals, handgun shooting positions, controlling a violent confrontation and a live-fire qualification course. Participants must be 21 or older, and there is a 10-person minimum and 15-person maximum. The class will meet from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kenai River Center conference room. The cost is $90.

New class

Honeybees and Beekeeping with Rosy Thompson -- The class will use the book and video series "Honeybees and Beekeeping: A Year in the Life of an Apiary," to explore how to keep bees, grow honey and pollinate a garden for business or hobby. Participants will learn how to build and maintain an apiary and will have the opportunity to order bees. The class will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 25, March 4 and March 11 in Soldotna Middle School room 1. The cost is $10. To register, call 262-6768.

Homer Community Schools

The landscapes with acrylic paints and Dutch oven cooking classes still have openings and are available for registration.

Three changes have been made to the Homer Community Schools schedule:

Preschool playtime will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Fridays at the Boys and Girls Club.

The CPR-first aid class scheduled for March 8 has been postponed to March 29.

The fire station tour scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed to Feb. 26.

For more information, call (907) 235-6090.



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